Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Classic rolled and cut out cookies for any holiday or just because it's a Tuesday!
- 1/2 Cup Shortening Crisco is best. Butter flavored if you can find it.
- 3/4 Cup White sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Dry grated orange peel
- 2 Cups White Flour
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 2-3 Tab Milk
Cream shortening and sugar.
Add egg and beat well.
Add vanilla and orange peel.
Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Add milk a little at a time until dough is soft and will hold its shape. A bit like the consistency of modeling clay.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill several hours.
Roll 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut in shapes using cookie cutters of your choice. Sprinkle with sugar or leave plain to frost and decorate later.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave on pan for about 8 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.